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Roanoke to pursue airport grant

While there were a few items of business that were taken care of, the most noteworthy thing about Monday’s Roanoke City Council meeting was its brevity.

Two members of the council and several other key contributors were absent from the meeting for various reasons, so the time between gavels lasted only about 10 minutes, including the prayer and the pledge of allegiance.

Council member and mayor pro tem Tammi Holley sat in the mayor’s chair and conducted the meeting in the absence of mayor Jill Patterson-Hicks, who was out of town on Monday. Council member Kesa Johnston also was absent for personal reasons, and police chief Jonathan Caldwell and several other city department heads who typically provide reports to the council missed Monday’s meeting as well.

The only vote of the night was to pass a resolution authorizing the mayor to apply for an FAA grant that would help fund the installation of a beacon at the Roanoke airport. That vote was unanimous in favor of passing the resolution.

Roanoke airport hanger

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